Salt Lake City

Public Lands Department

publiclands@slcgov.com

Warm Springs Park and North Gateway Park: GO Bond Project

Project Description

Warm Springs Park and North Gateway Park are two Salt Lake City neighborhood parks in Council District 3 of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Warm Springs Park and North Gateway Park was selected as one of the Reimagine Neighborhood Parks to receive funding from the Parks, Trails, & Open Space General Obligation Bond (GO Bond), approved by voters in November 2022. Neighborhood parks funded by the GO Bond aim to invest and activate underutilized parks to increase access to green spaces and quality parks.

The completed project will feature new and improved amenities that are prioritized by residents and celebrate the community this park serves. Construction is anticipated as soon as Summer 2026, but could be subject to change.

Project Details

Project Location

Warm Springs Park: 840 N 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Project Manager

Ronnie Pessetto

Email

Ronnie.Pessetto@slcgov.com

Project Status

Developing Concept Designs

Community Engagement

Why do community engagement?

In April 2015, a Park Master Plan was created for Warm Springs Park. Although public input was gathered for the master plan, we want to ensure that funded improvements in the near future are aligned with current community feedback.

The project’s outcomes will be guided by the feedback collected through community engagement, project budget, and site limitations. The public input will be used to determine how to develop the vision for the park and what amenities to prioritize.

A component of the project will also feature an Indigenous Land Acknowledgement in Warm Springs Park, led by the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office. The Salt Lake City’s Mayor’s office wants to hear from Indigenous & Native American residents, communities, and organizations of Utah to understand if the Land Acknowledgment statements are in line with what the community finds acceptable and appropriate for use city-wide.

Additionally, Public Lands staff will also be holding a group discussion for Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders to learn how to reflect the legacy of Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders that once occupied the park. 

Project Update!

Community Engagement Report

In the fall to winter of 2023, Public Lands conducted community engagement to understand what desired improvements residents would like to see, how to reflect and honor Indigenous and Native Americans as well as Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders that once occupied the park.

Public Lands evaluated all the feedback collected through surveys, focus groups, interviews, and in-person events and created a report that summarizes the findings and the next steps for the project. The input collected will help to develop the concept designs for the parks. Stay tuned for more updates as we will be checking in with the public to make sure the concept designs are reflective from the input we received.

Event Schedule

Event NameDateTimeLocation
Farmers Market 10/12/248-12pmPioneer Park
Tabling at the Park10/18/244-5:30pmWarm Springs Park
Tabling at Capitol Hill Neighborhood Council Meeting10/16/245-7pmMarmalade Library

Project Timeline

Develop the project’s scope of work.

First Public Input Opportunity: Identify the Public’s values and vision for the project.

Evaluate Public Feedback.

Develop Concept Designs.

Number 5 Icon.

Second Public Input Opportunity: Showcase concept plans for public evaluation and feedback.

Number 6 Icon.

Project Design & Document Review.

Number 7 Icon.

Contractor Bidding & Selection.

Number 8 Icon.

Construction.